Chemical peels are fast-becoming the number one clinical skin treatment worldwide. At a fraction of the price of laser, they can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation and blemishes with less discomfort and downtime. Just 45 minutes in the therapist's chair can visibly rejuvenate skin to provide a softer, smoother, more youthful-looking complexion.
What is a chemical peel?
Medik8 chemical peels are professional-grade exfoliating acids applied to the skin with a small brush to help resurface and retexture. Discover our extensive range of Professional Chemical Peels.
What results can I expect?
24 hours post-peel your skin will likely feel a little tight and appear slightly flushed. Within 3 days your skin will start to flake but within the week you will start to see clearer, more uniform skin tone. Over a course of 6 peels, results will be even more visibly profound. We recommend taking pictures of your progress either on your own phone or many of our clinics have facial imaging equipment that can extensively track your skin's improvement across such parameters as wrinkle depth, clarity, water content etc; dependant on the skin concern you are treating.
Dos & don'ts
Don't pick at any flaky skin. Your skin is naturally turning over after your peel and picking may create soreness and even scarring. Don't use any harsh exfoliants (chemical (AHA/ BHA cleansers / toners) or physical (grainy scrubs)) for at least 3 days post-peel. Don't spend extended periods of time in direct sunlight. Always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin. Stick to the aftercare regime recommended by your trained therapist. This will ensure that your skin recovers and rejuvenates as quickly as possible post-peel. If you have any questions or concerns, give your therapist a ring so they can offer you tailored advice. They'll be delighted to assist.